Obviously, we’re still under construction, but as a thank you for coming by, I wanted to share one of my short stories. This was the very first story I sold. It was accepted by Beyond the Rose, an Irish magazine, which I think is no longer in print, and I got five dollars. It then sold as a reprint to Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine, the fine Australian SFF magazine. If you haven’t ever read it, you should check it out. It’s very cool.

I have a lot of fondness for this story. It was the first story that I wrote that I felt like I knew what I was doing. I had just read Ann Lamott’s Bird By Bird and it was like a dam had broken and I got it. I got how to tell a story. I think I wrote this one in two nights.

Read Patrice’s fantasy short story.

Categories: Gordath Wood


Tom Humes · March 20, 2008 at 10:23 pm

Nice Site layout for your blog. I am looking forward to reading more from you.

Tom Humes

Martin Owton · April 14, 2008 at 8:42 am

I remember that story.
Beyond the Rose was a nice little mag

Love the cover of GW

Patrice Sarath · April 14, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Thanks! I was soooo excited when the editor wrote that he wanted to buy the story. It’s still a thrill to sell a short story. I’m glad I won’t ever get jaded about it. (Plus, the sales are still somewhat few and far between.)

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